hypothesis vs working hypothesis

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andersxman

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Denmark/danish
What difference is there between a hypothesis and a working hypothesis?

The latter doesn't come up on the dictionaries I've consultet. Is it called working hypothesis because it is liable to be changed as work progresses or something like that?
 
  • virtdave

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    english, USA
    I think you've got it. A working hypothesis is an hypothesis one assumes for the purposes of a task. A plain old (vanilla, see a previous thread on this) hypothesis might be only for the purposes of thinking generally.
     
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